personal-set

Corporate has set our computers to turn off the screen after 15 minutes, and to hibernate after 24 hours. We are required to leave our computers on and our accounts logged in when we leave for the day because, after hours, Corporate IT will sometimes remote in and do necessary updates, but they don’t always reboot the system when done. (Yea, I’m cringing, too.)

I’ve taken up the habit of rebooting the system first thing on Monday morning regardless if I see signs of a reboot already completed. (I’ll sometimes close out everything but leave an empty Notepad file open. If the file is still open when I come in the next day, the computer had not been rebooted.)

This past Monday, I rebooted and watched as my computer gleefully installed several updates that took twenty minutes to complete. [Local IT] was working on a nearby system and was fussing at it.

“This damn thing won’t work. We need to get it replaced.”

“What’s wrong with it?”

“Word is hanging on a new document, and Explorer isn’t showing me all the files that I know is in that folder and… [more glitches]. It’s old. It needs to be shot. I’m going to put in a request for a new one. Maybe a new monitor, too.”

“Have you rebooted it?”

“I did. This morning.”

“You turned it on this morning.”

“Yes.”

“But have you rebooted it?”

“… But it was off. So I booted it this morning.”

“It was in hibernation mode. All our computers were. The only way to make sure it has been rebooted is to manually reboot it. I’ll bet if I check the system uptime, it’s going to be at least three months.”

She looked at the computer. Looked past me to my monitor announcing updates were being installed. Looked back at her own screen. Then made me question the job structure in the company.

“How do I do that?”

What I wanted to say: YOU ARE THE LOCAL IT SUPPORT. YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO KNOW WHICH WAY A USB PLUGS IN AND THAT IT DOESN’T BELONG IN THE ETHERNET PORT. YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO KNOW HOW TO SOLVE BASIC WINDOWS PROBLEMS THAT DON’T REQUIRE ADMIN PRIVILEGES. THIS IS THE FIRST STEP TO SOLVING 99.995% OF WINDOWS ISSUES AND YOU DON’T KNOW HOW TO FUCKING REBOOT A GOD DAMN COMPUTER? WHY THE FUCK ARE YOU HERE AND HOW?

What I did say: “Right-click on the start button. Select restart. Wait.”

Her response upon right-clicking the start button: “WOW! I’ve never seen this menu before!”

The next 35 minutes were spent watching her monitor announce the installation of updates and listening to her run from manager to manager showing off the new thing she just learned and isn’t she just a smart cookie for knowing what those other options are. I remained at my desk, waiting for my system to finish, so I could continue earning a paycheck that insults me every payday.

I’m going to be volunteering for a youth program at the Boy’s and Girl’s club on monday evenings I’m so excited!

(thanks to @river-stone for getting me connected with the volunteer stuff)

courtney

very clandestine……

you’re honestly just so hilarious ilysm? talking to you is such a breeze you’re incredibly charismatic and kind.. and tbh you’re an expert shittalking partner you make any bad thing brighter by making it funny. you’re so so pretty too js it’s very impressive and in general the way you’re so good at.. presenting different facets of your personality depending on the setting? it’s really something i admire ngl even though i can’t imagine that anyone would find any part of you less than wonderful :/

Bee Miraculous Theory

I was looking at the tweet from Thomas Astuc about the concept art for the Bee Miraculous holder, and yes, it does look a lot like Chole.

But he also said that it was interesting concept art “like Felix”, a character who eventually became Adrian.

So what if Chole was originally going to bee the newest miraculous holder, but they decided another character would be a better fit? I mean, Chole’s personality is kind of set in stone, we know the kind of person she is. Wouldn’t the Bee Miraculous be better used on a character we know very little about?

A blonde hair, blue eyed, classmate that we know little about…. Who could it be?

Why Rose of course! After all, bees are attracted to roses….

Just saying

hollywoodreporter.com
Danny Glover Joins Netflix's Come Sunday

Danny Glover is joining Robert Redford in Netflix’s Come Sunday, the film inspired by the true-story of an evangelical minister. Joshua Marston (Maria Full of Grace) is directing the film, which will also star Chiwetel Ejiofor.

The film is based on a This American Life episode from 2005 chronicling the story of Carlton Pearson (Ejiofor), a renowned evangelical minister in Tulsa, Okla., who stirs up controversy with his revelation that there is no hell. He loses everything and must rebuild his church and his family and find his own personal faith.

Redford is set to play televangelist Oral Roberts, Pearson’s mentor and an early pioneer of TV evangelism who reached millions of followers worldwide over more than six decades. Glover will play Gilbert Pearson, Ejiofor’s uncle.

tfw you’re writing and your fic is turning into something you didn’t intend it to be

tfw you’re writing and a character says something you didn’t expect them to say and it sort of opens up a new plot point you’re going to have to resolve now by the end of the fic

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@ nonblack mutuals can yall like monitor yourselves bc you be using aave all the time while simultaneously reblogging shit about how you shouldnt like pls i know you dont talk like that irl unless you tryna be funny which drives the point as to why its racist and problematic for nonblack ppl to talk like that…like ur doing it for comedic effect and the joke is that you sound less educated but your making fun of how a whole demographic talks like pls….think before you type